I am now at the University of British Columbia. I wish all the best to the students and faculty at the University of Western Ontario.

A Statistician's Lament

“I’ve been studying statistics for over 40 years and still don’t understand it. The ease with which non-statisticians master it is staggering.” —Stephen Senn (Prof. U. Glasgow)

On the Relation Between Statistics and Mathematics

"... Statistics is a science ... and it is no more a branch of mathematics than are physics, chemistry and economics; for if its methods fail the test of experience—not the test of logic—they are discarded" -- Tukey (1953), quoted by Brillinger (2002)

R Links and Packages

Obtaining R for Windows

Obtaining R for Mac OS X

Obtaining R for Linux

Some Useful R Resources

  1. An Introduction to R
  2. R Language Definition
  3. Jonathan Barron's reference card -- a single page of basic R functions
  4. "Using R for Data Analysis and Graphics" by John Maindonald
  5. A First Course in Statistical Programming with R Information

R for Kids